LSUC to decide on Trinity Western University accreditation

In the second Convocation dedicated to TWU accreditation, LSUC will vote on the fate of the school in Ontario

By Sebastien Bell

On Wednesday April 23rd, 2014


The Law Society of Upper Canada will vote tomorrow at Convocation to decide whether it will accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed law school. At issue is the fact that all students at Trinity Western must sign a community covenant that asks students to abstain from premarital intimacy and refuses to recognize gay marriage, effectively prohibiting same-sex intimacy.

The law society previously debated the issue at a special Convocation two weeks ago. Precedent has also spoken to Toronto lawyer Angela Chaisson about her involvement in a lawsuit against the B.C. government for having approved the school in December. TWU president Bob Kuhn also spoke to Precedent about the lawsuit, where he defended the covenant.

You can watch the debate live at

Precedent‘s news editor, Daniel Fish, will be live-tweeting tomorrow from Convocation. Follow him at @DanielHFish